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my son dropped the powerbook
Posted by: New.Dad
Date: July 23, 2006 06:23PM
PB was on the couch, 9 month old boy got up on his feet and grabbed the powerbook (screen was closed). Luckily it didn't hurt him. Even better, PB has not even a scratch!

Way to go boy! Way to go Apple! New.Dad, be more careful!
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Re: my son dropped the powerbook
Posted by: elmo3
Date: July 23, 2006 06:41PM
the iBook I bought for my wife has turned into a general purpose living room computer that my 4 year old daughter can use like a pro. For example, I'm astounded at how quickly--as in instantaneously--she caught onto the trackpad.

Mostly like a pro, anyway. Yesterday, she wanted one of us to get a Barbie web site up, so she picked the iBook off of her lap, got off the couch carrying it, and walked over to me--and tripped over the dog.

She caught herself, but still.

Then again, these are just inanimate objects.



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Re: my son dropped the powerbook
Posted by: volcs0
Date: July 23, 2006 08:40PM
The magnetic power adapter on my MBP has saved me several times so far.
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Re: my son dropped the powerbook
Posted by: chas_m
Date: July 23, 2006 09:44PM
Please note that I am childless by choice.

I continue to be mystified that ostensibly smart people would let children TOUCH their laptops. If your kid needs a computer, a disposable desktop might be acceptable ... but a LAPTOP?? Do any of you people know what it costs to REPAIR those things (and no, Applecare doesn't cover dumb parenting).

If I *did* have kids, they would be unaware I even *had* a laptop. Indeed, the entire room/office where the laptop resided would be *totally out of bounds.*

That's just my 2 pennyfarthings.



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Re: my son dropped the powerbook
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: July 23, 2006 10:41PM
Amusing, Charlie. People have all kinds of delusions about "how it would be if I had kids" when they don't have kids. Generally these delusions are just that, delusions...most kids, at a certain point, are all over your shi* and you don't even know it.

My kids have been on a laptop for many years and not one screw up, lucky i guess...the only one who has damaged it is me. The phrase "dumb parenting" is something lots of parents dont take lightly...you non kid havers by choice pretty much need to be careful about using the phrase, "dumb parenting"..parenting is a constantly zig zagging line that starts at complete ignorance and ends at complete and utter "something else" tinged with sadness....So, Ill put it to you this way...the beginning of the trip is quite a reality check...because it makes realized just how ignorant you were as "not haver of kids by choice " up until that point in your life. Yup, one realizes how ignorant they were after she and he get home from the hospital and the kid pees all over the room, poops on your hand, and then gets a cold which you are sure he will die from...on and on...it's a constant climb that constantly feeds one's ignorance...coming at you AND nipping at your heels as you hit and pass each stage...

so, with you being, a non haver of kids by choice, person, I declare you to be stagnantly ignorant in this arena...not a personal attack in any way...it's just very difficult for you to have any sort of clue about what you are actually talking about until those shining eyes lock onto you and begin to rule over your world in the most gratifying way.
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Re: my son dropped the powerbook
Posted by: mikebw
Date: July 23, 2006 11:50PM
I think the counter point would be that non-kid-havers (by choice) would rather not know all the things it is certain that they do not know, by not having kids.
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Re: my son dropped the powerbook
Posted by: elmo3
Date: July 24, 2006 07:48AM
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mikebw
I think the counter point would be that non-kid-havers (by choice) would rather not know all the things it is certain that they do not know, by not having kids.

no, it is not certain that they don't know it.

They may suspect they don't know it, but that's all. They obviously prefer not to have that suspicion confirmed or denied.

In other words, they prefer to be ignorant. Of course, there's nothing wrong with that. People are allowed to be ignorant.



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In the words of DharmaDog: &amp;quot;it may or may not be utter horse@#$%&, but it shouldn't be dismissed simply because it doesn't agree with your opinion.&amp;quot;

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

Trying is the first step to failure. -- Homer Simpson
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Re: my son dropped the powerbook
Posted by: vision63
Date: July 24, 2006 11:46AM
Please. You can keep your kids off of your stuff. That's just not a priority to you. There's no secret to raising kids that those without them can't possibly comprehend. You have to make sure that if they mess with your stuff, there'll be hell to pay.
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